Droid X2 confirmed to not receive ICS
0. phoneArena 13 Mar 2012, 12:05 posted on
A response to a BBB complaint confirms that the Droid X2 will not get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, despite being less than a year old and rocking a dual-core Tegra2 CPU...
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24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no 1GB? everything coming out with Tegra IIs at that time had 1GB so that's what i went with. wow, that's a pretty bad phone now... :P
27. snowgator (Posts: 3556; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Okay, I have to admit I am a little surprised. I thought both the X2 and the Droid 3 would get ICS. While the jury may still be out on the D3, this probably doesn't look good for them. But, this is not a crushing blow to those owners. I bet most of them are very happy with the performance of their devices, or they will already be making plans for something else regardless of the ICS update. Moto has said they intend to slow down on the production of separate models, and this may be part of the reason. It is just to hard to support all your models. I expect Motorola to be much improved on this in the future.
53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, even after owning the Razr for roughly two months now i liked using the Droid 3 more. i'm very happy with my Razr and it does a good deal more but the Droid 3 was just so much more...satasfying if you know what i mean. oh and snow, i got a HTC Trophy. i have some legit opinions on WP7.5 now. o:
69. snowgator (Posts: 3556; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
King, I am not surprised you went with thr Razr over the Droid 4. I saw them side by side the other day, and while I liked the performance of the D4 fine, boy the screen on the Razr really looks so much better.
And I would never - EVER- doubt your opinions. But, how is the Trophy treating you??? It still is a very well liked device among the Verizon crowd. How does WP compare to a top flight Android experience in your world?
Us suckers have to know....
77. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, it really is. the Razr just feels so much more solid too which is one of my favorite things about a good Motorola phone.
haha, well first off i love love LOVE the cleaner, simpler interface. live tiles are fantastic, you can get rid of most everything that you don't want and the OS itself is extremely fluid. i also think the Contact, Facebook & Hotmail integration is done pretty great as well and i'm a big Spotify user so that was one of the things i was glad to be able to find on the Marketplace, it's a nice, quality app like most of the apps i've gotten from the Marketplace and it's integration into the Zune Player is almost perfect and i also like that i can control any form of mp3 playback from the lock screen. i'm also signed into my Xbox LIVE and i love that i can do that, i haven't gotten to play around with it a whole lot yet though. the browser performs well, on par with my Razr except for kinetic scrolling which the Trophy excels a little more in. it's always in the back of my mind that there's no Flash though and i do use my Flash content from time to time.
now for things i don't like...like i originally feared even though the OS is extremely Fluid the hardware is just not doing it. there's plenty of instances of lag and apps take forever to load, even the Avatar Animation from the Xbox LIVE application skips frames and when i'm listening to music from Spotify (btw this is all on Wi-Fi because i haven't activated this phone) and i open another app the music will become all choppy. i'm also not a big fan of how inefficiently the landscape screen real estate is used, they cramp the keyboard up until it's only as big as the portrait keyboard on my Droid Razr with it's 4.3" display. another little thing that got to me is the search key, it's always a portal to Bing, it might as well be a dedicated Bing key. i'm used to being able to press the search key when i want to search in anything that is presently open. when i was in the Marketplace and i tried it for the first time it didn't even do anything right off so assumed it just didn't work in the Marketplace so i pressed the on-screen search button and went along with my app hunting when like a minute later the screen finally presents me with the Bing homepage...from a keypress i made roughly a minute ago. SHAME Trophy! oh and i'm not really happy with app availability and pricing either. there's not even an official Youtube Client and the Games all cost money and i like my money.
so far i'd say this phone could do me for something like a day at the Gym thanks to it's simplistic, fluid nature and it's great music listening experience but nothing beyond that so far i'm afraid. i want to like WP so much more because just using it makes me all giddy inside and it's just sooo nice but i definitely would need an Apollo device and i definitely would want to see more apps become available before i use a WP as my primary.
85. snowgator (Posts: 3556; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Every criticism of the Trophy and the WP 7.5 OS is legit, buddy. Of the WP 1st Gen devices, I have heard the Quantum and the Trophy both have a little lag and spotty performance since the Mango upgrade. That is strange, because the Arrive and the HD7 both have performed well. I understand the cramped keyboard. Had we moved off of AT&T and gone to Verizon, I would have been a Moto owner right now. I just can't deal with a smaller than 4.0" screen as an all touch. Not enough room.
Apollo will have many improvements, and I am truly excited that it will have cross platform performance. I use Word and the work tools a ton. But, to be truthful, it may take another year for the Marketplace to catch the selection for Android Apps. But, I do lime the performance and layout of the apps I have got.
It is just a small complaint, but I am also annoyed by the screens not working in landscape. (main screen, XBOX Live, Office, ECT). Just irritating.
86. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, it's a shame that the Trophy was really the only one available to me for this. the screen size really made me wonder how i was able to go so long using the Droid 2. i definitely agree there's a lot to be excited about and i may very well become apart of it yet. o:
14. theBankRobber (Posts: 676; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Well the Droid x2 does have only 512mb of ram memory. Even though other oem's said that other phones or devices with 512mb of ram could be updated but really, do any of us really know how true they will stick there word? Gingerbread was just BAD once it got on my Evo 4g, made it stable but sense ALWAYS crashed. It should be only dual core phones wth 1gb of ram here on out. Look at the sensation getting a half version of ICS and that has only 768mb of ram. Now THIS IS WHERE IT WILL BE TIME TO ROOT. of the updates won't come from the OEM's then let the faithful devs over at xda cook one up. :)
16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no doubt this is because of it's 512MB of RAM. i've said it all along. the X2 was a mistake and was only an answer to the delay of the Bionic. i have a friend that has an X2 (she's a 19 year old girl so i don't really bust her chops about it.) she's not going to be happy that her phone won't be supported, especially after coming from prompt updates to her Motorola Droid.
17. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
That sucks. Even the Thunderbolt and Droid Incredible 2 are getting ICS. Granted they have 768MB RAM but they're also single core.
I'm sure 512MB RAM would suffice as other devices with that amount seem to be getting ICS. If phones with 512MB RAM is a no go, just think of all the pissed off Droid Charge users...
Of course Gingerbread is still quite good...
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, my mom with a Droid Charge will be getting a Galaxy Nexus on the 23rd. xD
29. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3104; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I hate to say it bot the DX2 was a mistake from the start anyway.
1. It launched with 2.2 with horrible lag depsite it having a dual core processor.
2. It only has 512MBs of RAM, sorry but 1GB or no deal.
3. the Droid Bionic and RAZR were both a far superior upgrade and both deserve the attention and time of getting ICS over this mistake of a device.
43. GENRAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
ive got an experia arc s sexiest stylish modern
phone to till date with 512 ram running 30
plus application the phone starts to lag due to low ram is it was it asking to much for 1gb ram how stupid enginers or else
44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3104; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Sadly with Android it needs more RAM than anything. You can overclock the thing all the way up to 1.5ghz but without more RAM it's still going to start lagging eventually.
30. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
Another example of Verizon and Apple making misery for the smartphone world
35. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Yes becuase of apple the dx2 isn't get ics that is a very valid point you got there.
48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what this phone needs is some V6 Supercharger loving from it's owners.
51. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
android manufactures are sick !
They dont deliver updates even to their ol flagship !
65. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The X2 was never a flagship. It was aimed at the mid range crowd from the start.
82. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
It should have been updated as it has a dual core CPU .
+ the nexus s is also rocking 512mb ram
87. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Now we know who thumbed his comment down. Can you stop being bitter for once over people hating Motorola?
70. snowgator (Posts: 3556; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
You are confusing the X2 with the original X, which was the Flagship Moto device when it was released. The X2 was a real dissapointment, though not a bad device. Just not worthy of the original.
81. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Oh thanks for the info .
But samsung wasn't doing any better with the galaxy s1 .
Kudos to HTC for putting incredible s and desire hd to the upgrade list
83. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Dude HTC one V ? Nexus s ?
68. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
the HTC One V has 512mb of ram is coming with ICS and sense so it is not the ram.
84. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
No it's not , just lazy engineers from Motorola